Proving that supporting characters and second-in-commands can be beloved within their own right, the "Pirate Hunter" and first mate of the Straw Hat pirates, Roronoa Zoro, makes this list.
4. Monkey D. Luffy
Appropriately entering in at #4 is the leader of Shounen Jump's "Big Three," the Captain of the Straw Hat Pirates, Monkey D. Luffy. Luffy's just a guy who's hard to hate.
3. L Lawliet
Surpassing his main character counterpart is Light Yagami's foil and the world's greatest detective, L Lawliet. Whether it's his high level intelligence, eccentric personality, L just leaves an impression on the viewer's mind.
2. Levi Ackerman
The Captain of the Scouting Legion division and the Special Operations Squad, Levi Ackerman. Anyone who misjudges this man by his short stature may soon find themselves at the wrong end of a blade.
1. Lelouch Lamperouge
Ranking in at #1 is a complex character, Lelouch Lamperouge, leading complex characters in one of anime's most tightly structured and multifaceted series.